Day 2

Beloved Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Paraphrase the question that Paul D. asks Stamp Paid at the end of Chapter 25. Why do you think Stamp Paid responds the way he does?

    Paul D. asks Stamp Paid how much a pain man is supposed to take, how much life the spirit can withstand. Stamp Paid says, "All he can," and Paul D. repeats "Why?"

    Stamp Paid does not answer his question explicitly, but based on what is known about him, he seems to believe that through suffering comes enlightenment.

  2. 2

    Describe the change in Sethe and Beloved's relationship as seen by Denver. Is this love? Why or why not?

    Sethe and Beloved become dependent on each other; Beloved is almost like a parasite.

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